Timeline #2

Events

Proclamation of 1763

1763

This proclamation prevented people from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains,

Treaty of Paris

1763

This officially ended the French-Indian war.

Sugar Act

1764

When the Sugar Act was passed, a previously- created tax was lowered, but then it was more strictly enforced.

Quartering Act

1765

The Quartering Act forces civilians to house, feed, clothe, and pay soldiers.

Stamp Act

1765

This act required people to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.

Townshend Acts

1767

The Townshend Acts placed taxes on materials like glass and lead.

Boston Massacre

March 5, 1770

Innocent civilians were killed during the Boston Massacre by British soldiers, or redcoats.

Tea Act

1773

The Tea Act imposed a tax on tea.

Boston Tea Party

December 16, 1773

Angry at the British and their taxes, the colonists fought back by dumping over 300 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor.

Intolerable Acts

1774

The Intolerable Acts were cruel laws passed to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party.

George Washington becomes comander

1775

In 1775, George Washington became a commander.

Lexington

1775

This is said to be one of the first battles of the American Revolution.

Concord

1775

This was another of the first battles of the American Revolution.

Saratoga

1777

The battle at Saratoga is said to be the turning point of the war.

Valley Forge

1777 - 1778

Valley Forge was endured by Washington and his soldiers while they trained.

Yorktown

1781

The surrender of the British here ended the American Revolution.

Federalists vs. Antifederalists

1787 - 1789

For this period of time, Federalists and Antifederalists argued over the U.S. Constitution.

Constitutional Convention

1787

This convention was held to discuss improvements to the Articles of Confederation.

George Washington becomes president

1789

George Washington became president in 1789

Bill of Rights

1791

These are the first 10 amendments of the Constitution!